Liberty Bell

Dublin Core

Title

Liberty Bell

Subject

Bruton Parish Church (Williamsburg, Va.)
Block 21. Building 01.
Postcards - Virginia - Williamsburg

Description

Recto and verso of postcard published by H.D. Cole for The Albertype Co. which features the bell from the steeple of Bruton Parish Church.

According to the card's caption: "This bell...has rung out the years for more than a century and a half. It has engraved on it 'The gift of James Tarpley to Bruton Parish, 1761.' It is said that when this bell was being cast, Queen Anne three into the mould her rings, bracelets, and other jewelry and coins she had about her person, which brought forth the silver tone we hear today. This 'Liberty Bell' was the first in America to proclaim civil independence May 15, 1776 and summoned the patriots together in Revolutionary times."

Creator

Albertype Co.

Date

ca. 1920s

Is Part Of

Postcard Collection

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

AV-2003-06-25-R
AV-2003-06-25-V

Rights Holder

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Postcard

Physical Dimensions

3.5 x 5.5 inches

Citation

Albertype Co., “Liberty Bell,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed January 21, 2022, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/634.